17 May '17, 4pm

Time to expand VA support to all #military caregivers

Time to expand VA support to all #military caregivers

To our country’s credit, we now recognize the service and sacrifice of caregivers who bear the burden of helping severely wounded veterans find some semblance of quality of life. The passage of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 allowed the Department of Veterans Affairs to extend services to caregivers of veterans who served during the post-9/11 era. Specifically, these services included a monthly stipend to ease the economic burden, access to healthcare, a support network, and respite care for the caregivers of veterans. Caregivers who were eligible for the program no longer face the burden alone or have to sacrifice their own well-being as they tend to the needs to their loved ones. After all, the accrued, hidden cost of war is often paid behind closed doors, in the homes of those families who deal with the everyday lifelong realities of cat...

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